Girls Swimming: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tops Summit in State Sectional Semis

Rachel Maizes pulls ahead of the competition. Credits: John Mooney
Kaitlyn Hersch of Summit won the 100 Breaststroke. Credits: John Mooney
Natalie Wisniewski of Summit beats Maya Dunches to the wall in the 100 Backstroke on Tuesday at FSPY. Credits: John Mooney
Olivia Barcia, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, wins the 100 Butterfly. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood girls swim team advanced in the state sectional championship as the Raiders defeated Summit, 96-74, on Tuesday at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA.

It was a big day for Rachel Maizes of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, who swam on the victorious 200 Medley Relay, won the 200 IM, and led off the winning 200 Freestyle Relay. Erika Frazier led off the 200 Medley Relay and won the 100 Freestyle.

  • 200 Medley Relay: Frazier-R. Maizes-A. Dunchus-D. Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:55.00
  • 200 Freestyle: Rachel Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2:01.98
  • 200 IM: Kaitlyn Hersch, Summit, 2:22.40
  • 50 Freestyle: Abigail Claus, Summit, 26.08
  • 100 Butterfly: Olivia Barcia, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:03.53
  • 100 Freestyle: Erika Frazier, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 55.06
  • 500 Freestyle: Katherine Greer, Summit, 5:22.60
  • 200 Freestyle Relay: R. Maizes-Warren-DiFabrizio-D. Maizes, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 1:46.60
  • 100 Backstroke: Natalie Wisniewski, Summit, 1:04.06
  • 100 Breaststroke: Kaitlyn Hersch, Summit, 1:18.13
  • 400 Freestyle Relay: Greer-Wisniewski-Hersch-Claus, Summit, 4:04.29

In the next round, which will be held at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, the girls swim against Chatham, the team that knocked the Raiders out of the tournament by winning the last race of the day by seven 100ths of a second.

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